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Prayer-filled Gardening

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Gardens before Weeding
After many rainy days, we finally got some lovely weather.  I woke early to blue, blue skies.  Quickly, I dressed with the intent of attacking the long neglected gardens in the front of the house and along the driveway. 
There is something about being up early in the garden that lends itself to prayer.  I am not sure if it is the quiet or having my hands in Mother Earth, but, like the poem says, I always feel "closer to God in the garden than any place else on Earth." 
As I pulled weeds, cut back dead branches and pruned, I found myself contemplating life and the world. 

Angel Wing Begonia Somewhere in the midst of trimming back the day lilies, the thought came to me that weeding and trimming was much like how we develop our soul.  We pull out the stuff that doesn't work, cut back the things that have grown over and turn under that which is not worth saving. Soul development and gardening, it appeared to me, work the same.  It was an interesting epipha…

The New 10

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I am so excited to have as a guest, Dawn McIntyre, whose new book, The New 10(Don't miss the give away...post a comment at the end for your chance at receiving a copy of Dawn's book!) has recently been published. I had the great pleasure to interview Dawn, but before posting the interview, let me share a bit about this versatile woman. 


Dawn, a Professional Spiritual Intuitive, is an expert in leading men and women into higher states of expansion and beauty consciousness.
She is regularly sought out by the media and she has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX as well as being featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications. She was also a regular guest on BTV in Edmonton, Alberta for two years.
Dawn is also the best-selling author of Big Ideas for Your Business (Celebrity Press 2009) and is the forthcoming author of Bouncing Back – Thriving Through Changing Times due to be released in the fall of 2009 and The New 10 – Beauty Redefined, a 40…

A Room of Her Own

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Image via Wikipedia Virginia Wolff spoke of women needing a room of their own. As the mother of four daughters, I can tell you, it is definitely something we need, but something we often never acquire.
Funny, when the girls were little, I sometimes had to hide in the bathroom just to think! That only worked for as long as they didn't realize I was there. Once they knew my whereabouts, they would sit outside the door talking to me. Somehow, it defeats the purpose of "alone" time.
Today, while I was resting after all the excitement from my daughter's wedding yesterday, my beloved, Roger found a site on writing sheds. Virginia Wolff had one, as did Annie Dillard and Dylan Thomas and many other famous writers.
I think I have found a new tool for my craft. As I sit now, writing, I am at a corner desk in my kitchen, surrounded by books and art, and my beloved. Don't get me wrong, this isn't bad; however, a place were I could be totally by myself would do wonders fo…